Whatever opportunity you’re interested in, working at OTR is a hugely rewarding experience, and we invest heavily in the progression of all our staff and volunteers.

All appointments at OTR are made subject to a DBS check.

Please note that a condition of any job offer or placement here at OTR is a willingness to work with difference. Whatever your role or professional background, you will be expected to work across different categories of ethnicity, race, social class, disability, faith, gender and sexual diversity. You will also need to be willing to work across our entire age range – from 11-25 and to engage with the full diversity of issues that young people can and do bring to OTR.

We take this bit seriously, so our promise to you is that we will encourage, support and develop your capability in working trans-culturally and with difference while you are with us.

Please find below a list of our current vacancies. If you can't find what you're looking for at this time but would like to leave your details and/or sign up to be alerted to potentially suitable opportunities when posted, then you can do so on our Register Interest page.

Community Development Worker (Somali Community)

We are excited to be recruiting a passionate and driven individual to our new Community Development Worker post. This role will have a specific focus on building relationships and engaging with young people from the local Somali community (Bristol area).

Deadline: 06/09/2021

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Youth Mental Health Practitioner

OTR are seeking new members to join CIOT (CAMHS Intensive Outreach Team), supporting young people up to 18 years across Bristol and South Gloucestershire.

Deadline: 31/08/2021

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Marketing & Communications Assistant

OTR is looking for a creative, organised and motivated Marketing and Communications Assistant to take up an exciting role in a growing team at OTR.


Deadline: 13/08/2021

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Management and Leadership Opportunities at OTR

OTR (Off the Record Bristol) is a mental health social movement by and for young people. The charity is at an exciting stage of its organisational growth and proud to be reaching more young people than ever before across Bristol, South Gloucestershire, and North Somerset with creative and diverse mental health and wellbeing info and support.

Deadline: 31/08/2021

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Fundraising Manager (Supporters)

OTR is looking for a talented individual to lead our creative efforts to secure income from individual, community and corporate supporters across Bristol, South Glos, North Somerset and beyond. The Fundraising Manager will also develop new avenues of fundraising to grow our unrestricted income, with a focus on growing major donor income. This is a rich and diverse new role at OTR with lots of scope to mould fundraising practice and delivery at OTR.

Deadline: 23/08/2021

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Director of Operations (Young People’s Projects)

We are seeking an exceptional and visionary individual to lead and develop our services for young people. In line with our delivery philosophy and the values we hold about the work that we do, this role will provide operational leadership across OTR and ensure that we continue to offer safe, flexible, creative and responsive services to young people across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

Deadline: 31/08/2021

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Volunteer Therapist (North Somerset)

OTR is establishing a new service in North Somerset and we want to bring some volunteer counsellors on board to support young people aged 11-18 across the county.

Deadline: 18/08/2021

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Fundraising Manager (Trusts and Foundations)

We are seeking a talented individual to lead our efforts to secure income from grants to enable OTR to promote, support and defend young people’s mental health in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. This new role will be vital to achieving our exciting plans to grow our impact and improve our financial sustainability.

Deadline: 23/08/2021

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Volunteer Therapist (Project Zazi )

OTR is seeking a Volunteer Therapist to offer one-to-one therapeutic support to young black people and people of colour aged 11-25 from across Bristol and South Gloucestershire.

Deadline: 20/08/2021

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We offer voluntary opportunities for both qualified and student practitioners to offer 1:1 work with young people. You can expect to play a full part in the OTR experience for young people so you will need to be able to commit to at least five hours per week.

Please note, this is a competitive process and you will at least need to be in the third/final year of a recognised professional qualification. Experience working directly with young people in a related capacity is also an advantage. We provide regular in-house multi-disciplinary group supervision as well as training and expenses.

We also accommodate other placement roles, including Health and Social Care students, Psychology students and Youth Workers. Please let us what you are studying, the hours per week you need to volunteer for your placement, and any other requirements. 

Here at OTR we really do embrace diversity, so we’re less interested in your theoretical orientation than your ability to build relationships with young people. All our volunteers work within our city centre service, which runs six days a week and offers brief interventions.

You can apply at any time, just drop us a line at with a note on your background, availability, and attach your CV. Once we receive your application we’ll be in touch when vacancies arise that match your availability to arrange an interview with one of the team.

Work Experience

At the moment, we do not have the resource to take on work experience placements. We do however recognise the value of work experience and would encourage anyone interested in OTR to look at our volunteering and Peer Navigator opportunities as an exciting addition to a CV.